Mary Young – Perjury and Prison

Mary Young from Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas was incarcerated on October 12 1900 at Fort Leavenworth Federal prison. She was transferred like many others to Kansas State penitentiary along with her two sons Dave and Owen. She was charged with perjury and was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day. On her records her age … Continue reading Mary Young – Perjury and Prison


Mary Grayson Larceny

The woman pictured is Leavenworth inmate no. 2039, Mary Grayson.  Mary was 19 years old when she was arrested in Muskogee, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the charge of larceny. On February 26, 1900, she arrived at Leavenworth to serve a three-year term. According to her prison file, she stood 5'4", was literate, and a Baptist. … Continue reading Mary Grayson Larceny

Eskimo in the Kansas Penitentiary

Lincoln County Leader, Toledo, Oregon, February 23, 1912. Brought nearly 5,000 miles to serve a sentence In the United States Penitentiary, Carrie Sang Sing, an Eskimo woman, was refused admission and had to be taken to the Kansas Penitentiary at Lansing, where all women Federal prisoners were kept. Carrie is the first Eskimo woman ever … Continue reading Eskimo in the Kansas Penitentiary

Becky Cook Post Office Robber

Becky Cook was originally imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas but was later transported to Kansas State Penitentiary Lansing Kansas. She was charged with robbing a post office at Brownwood, with her little daughter. According to a newspaper article, Mrs Cook secured in her possession a key to a box in the post office that was … Continue reading Becky Cook Post Office Robber

Lizzie Cardish – Native American Indian Arsonist

Lizzie Fox formerly Cardish aka Kakah, Kakak Born about Jan 1893 in Keshena County, Wisconsin, United States.Daughter of John Cardish and Celia (Matchmehata) CardishSister of Louise Cardish, John Cardish, Susan Cardish and Mary Cardish.Wife of Frank Kakkak — married before 1913 [location unknown]Wife of John Fox — married 3 Feb 1920 in Menominee, Menominee County, … Continue reading Lizzie Cardish – Native American Indian Arsonist

Benjamin (Ben) Botterill b1860-d1939 Brickwall Broken Down

Firstly may I explain Mr Ben Botterill of St James End, Northampton is my great great grandfather, elusive ancestor of my family tree! I have for months and months researched every possible way, ancestor, census, connections to the family and created numerous trees to dismiss or hopefully gain.... Always coming up with a dismiss never … Continue reading Benjamin (Ben) Botterill b1860-d1939 Brickwall Broken Down

In memory of Florence Leona Thompson 

Many of us are familiar with the face of the woman who Dorothea Lange took numerous photographs of in 1936.... Her name was Florence Owens Thompson and she lived in Nipomo, California....  Dorothea Lange first came across Florence and her seven children in a camp filled with field workers whose livelihoods were devastated by the … Continue reading In memory of Florence Leona Thompson 

Home Bargains Flowers

So, this is an unusual post as I wouldn't ordinarily name a big named company, but I thought this would be of interest to people who use Home Bargains website. They advertise what looks on their website, a very good delivery service for flowers and bouquets for any occasion, and free delivery or next day … Continue reading Home Bargains Flowers

In Memory of Annie Kent 1887-1910. Epileptic. Sent to Asylum aged 13.

In May 1900, 13 year old Annie Kent was admitted to the Wells Asylum from Bath Workhouse. Annie had been prone to epileptic seizures from birth but these were now occurring with increased regularity “between 8 or 10 nightly”. At that time the only known treatment was bromide, and dosed with this, the number of … Continue reading In Memory of Annie Kent 1887-1910. Epileptic. Sent to Asylum aged 13.

I just want to say a few words…

For all the people that follow my posts a big massive thank you!  For anyone new who sees this post, take a look, if you like what you see, like the post and follow for further restored/colourised historical posts. For those that randomly look, I restore and colourise old photos... And if I can find … Continue reading I just want to say a few words…